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Managing rust diseases in wheat and barley (Summary)

Managing rust diseases in wheat and barley (Summary)

October 12, 2021

Rust diseases spread through wind and can rapidly develop in cool, wet weather. To know if your crop has rust disease, rub over the infected plant part to see if a yellow, brown or black powder sticks to your fingers. By combining organic methods, you will be able to grow a healthy crop, produce more and make more profit.

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Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

October 11, 2021

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.

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Coir pith (Summary)

Coir pith (Summary)

October 8, 2021

Coir pith degrades so slowly that it is often considered useless for agriculture. But well-decomposed coir pith can absorb five times its weight in water. So when applied to your soil, it can hold water much better. To prepare compost out of coir pith you need to break down the lignine. This can be done by good microbes.

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Cassava harvest made easier (Summary)

Cassava harvest made easier (Summary)

October 7, 2021

Ensure your soil is rich in organic matter and grow a legume intercrop to help keep your soil loose. Plant your cuttings horizontally or at a slant so the roots grow closer to the surface. With a simple tool you can uproot your cassava twice as fast.

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Stronger plants with raised beds (Summary)

Stronger plants with raised beds (Summary)

October 5, 2021

Raised beds must be 20 to 30 centimetres high, 80 to 100 centimeters wide and the furrows 30 to 40 centimeters wide. The beds can be 50 to 100 meters long depending on the slope of the field. Because the beds are wide, water is channelled faster through the land, while seeping into the soil and reaching the roots of the crop directly.

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Managing false smut of rice (Summary)

Managing false smut of rice (Summary)

October 4, 2021

By applying a range of agroecological practices, you can avoid disease infestation in  your rice crop.

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Managing the rice leaf folder (Summary)

Managing the rice leaf folder (Summary)

October 1, 2021

By combining different organic methods, you will harvest a lot more rice and make more money.

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Pitcher irrigation (Summary)

Pitcher irrigation (Summary)

September 30, 2021

With pitcher irrigation, round porous clay pots are buried into the soil near the crop and filled with water. The water seeps out slowly through the porous walls of the pot and reaches the roots of the plants. As the plants consume the water, more water will seep out from the pot. In this way, the pot provides exactly the right amount of water needed for the plants.

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Natural ways to keep chickens healthy (Summary)

Natural ways to keep chickens healthy (Summary)

September 29, 2021

Dirty drinking water, unclean surroundings, and improper food cause many diseases in chicken. Clean the coop area and remove the poop and spoiled feed every day. You can purify the drinking water with turmeric powder or potassium permanganate. Feed chickens a balanced diet. Add some garlic or onion to the feed to build up their immunity. Leaves of bitter medicinal plants help to prevent intestinal parasites. Deworm the chickens with the help of papaya sap, betel nut or pomegranate fruit peel. Prevent calcium deficiency by giving the chickens some lime or crushed eggshell. Tie a small bouquet of aromatic leaves in the hen house to repel external parasites.

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Fattening sheep and goats (Summary)

Fattening sheep and goats (Summary)

September 28, 2021

Usually, farmers fatten male sheep and goats because they grow faster. To fatten the animals, it is important to find the right animals. To fatten sheep and goats, also give them protein rich feed for about 3 to 6 months. Along with good food, you must also make sure that the animals are kept in a healthy environment. Vaccinate and give them deworming tablets every three months to help keep them healthy. 

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